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Can't terminate or delete smpd.exe

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I cant get smpd.exe to terminate so i can delete it off my hard drive. why is this? I terminate it but i just moves it around on the list of processes and keeps running. Im trying to install the new smp client
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post #2 of 8
Trying unchecking it by going to

Run>msconfig and going to the startup tab (could be under services to)
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post #3 of 8
To install the new WindSMP, it is best to uninstall the previous version through the control panel. smpd.exe is a service, and has a setting that tells it to restart itself if for some reason the service quits. Running the uninstall will remove it and allow you to reinstall correctly.

Murlocke's work around will also work, as it basically tells the system not to reload the service on reboot. The only problem there, is it does not actually remove it from the registry, so it is not quite as clean, but it gets the job done.
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All you have to do is uninstall folding and restart, after the restart it will be gone.
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post #5 of 8
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It actually deleted it like it was supposed to on the last install that i did....however i have an old install of the smp that the uninstall didnt work on and i still cant delete the fileeven though it shows up in my system32 directory
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post #6 of 8
Have you just tried installing the newest version, it should install and then tell you to reboot.

Or check the add/remove software section in the control panels.

Or select the start->run, and type services.msc and stop the MPICH2 service, then try deleteing it.

Or use start->run->msconfig and stop the service from loading at startup. A reboot should free up the file that way.

Let us know if none of these work. But first just try installing the new copy over the old one.
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post #7 of 8
I tried uninstalling it through the control panel and it didnt work (reason being the title of this thread). I just downloaded the new client from the site, clicked on the .exe and it said there was already a version of FAH on my PC and that it needed to uninstall it, so i said OK and it did, then installed the new version and that was it. Running fine now.

NOTE: I still couldnt get it to work at first, then i ran install.bat again (forgot about that) and then it worked fine. I was getting a Core Error.
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post #8 of 8
Download Killbox if you need to get rid of something that you cannot do normally. I have never had a problem with it not being able to delete whatever was needed that I could not delete before.
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